Unintentional (Accidents)

For more information, visit the Injuries: Unintentional (Accidents) Page.

   Technical Documents

Technical Documents

Información para decisores: Tránsito
El objetivo de este documento es transmitir a los responsables de las políticas y programas nacionales de seguridad vial los conocimientos y opiniones actuales sobre la prevención de los traumatismos causados por el tránsito, con la esperanza que estimule y favorezca una mayor cooperación y compromiso para la prevención de las colisiones causadas por el tránsito entre los decisores de política en todo el mundo. (Extraído de la publicación Informe mundial sobre prevención de los traumatismos causados por el tránsito).(11/Sep/2006)
en español     PDF(948.27k)  

Preventing disease through healthy environments: Towards an estimate of the environmental burden of disease
How much disease could be prevented through better management of our environment? The environment influences our health in many ways — through exposures to physical, chemical and biological risk factors, and through related changes in our behaviour in response to those factors. To answer this question, the available scientific evidence was summarized and more than 100 experts were consulted for their estimates of how much environmental risk factors contribute to the disease burden of 85 diseases. This report summarizes the results globally, with the access page providing an abstract, an executive summary, and access to the e-book.(16/Jun/2006)
In English       WHO  

Fire Tragedy in Paraguay
On Sunday, August 1, 2004, a fire broke out in a supermarket in Asunción, Paraguay when the store was full of weekend customers. Official sources from the Justice Department and the Ministry of Health report that 378 people died at the scene due to inhalation of toxic gases and burns.There were also about 300 injured, that are being treated at the main hospitals in Asunción. Most of them are suffering from smoke inhalation and burns of different degrees.(9/Aug/2004)
In English       HTML(6.84k)  
en español     Oficina de Desastres para Sudamérica  

Tiredness and sleepiness in bus drivers and road accidents in Peru: a quantitative study
This study evaluates the relationship that tiredness and sleepiness in bus drivers have to road accidents in Peru. Information from various countries indicates that driver sleepiness plays an important role in road accidents. However, there is only limited information on this subject in Peru. This article has been published in the Pan American Journal of Public Health, July 2004(17/Jul/2004)
In English       HTML(4.66k)   Revista/Journal  
en español     HTML(4.77k)   Revista/Journal  

Calculation for Age-Standardized Mortality Rate (ASMR) by Gender for Selected Countries in Latin America & the Caribbean (1996-1999, per 100,000 pop., by gender)
These tables provide data for 1996-1999 (though rates are not available for all years in all cases) for the following NCDs: stomach cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, cardiac arrest, stroke, transport accidents, falling, firearms, drowning, respiratory trauma, electrocution, fire/smoke/burns, poisoning, other accidents, suicides, homicides, unknown intention, external causes and diabetes. The tables will be updated regularly and we invite our users to consult the site periodically for such updates. All calculations were done in accordance with International Classification of Disease (ICD), Version 10. Last update: 12 April 2004.(24/Jun/2002)
In English       HTML(117.47k)  

Statistics on Homicides, Suicides, Accidents, Injuries. and Attitudes towards Violence
These twelve graphs and tables offer statistic information on homicides, suicides, accidents, different types of injuries, and attitudes towards violence for selected cities and countries of the Region of the Americas, as well as a graph on endemic violence worldwide in terms of deaths by homicide for youth in selected countries, and global percentage of deaths due to injuries.(9/Jan/2002)
In English       HTML(19.04k)  

Guidelines for the Epidemiological Surveillance on Violence and Injuries
These guidelines were prepared in response to the need observed in various countries of the Americas where the increase in intentional and unintentional injuries has become a pressing social and public health problem. The fundamental purpose of these guidelines is to promote and guide the creation of epidemiological surveillance systems on violence and injuries, using the definition and universally accepted concepts of epidemiological surveillance that have been applied to other types of public health problems. The ultimate goal is to support knowledge, analysis, and decision-making related to the control and prevention of these problems. This site also contains a link to the WHO guidelines on the same theme.(10/Jan/2001)
In English       HTML(4.93k)  
en español     HTML(5.15k)  

CARMEN: Country Profiles
The CARMEN Initiative addresses all risk factors associated with non-communicable diseases and non-intentional injuries. However, the specific risk factors that each CARMEN program addresses are based upon a situational analysis and the priorities of each country.(24/Aug/1999)
In English       HTML(27.07k)  

CARMEN: Protocol and Guidelines. Countrywide Integrated Noncommunicable Diseases Intervention (CINDI) Programme.
This document from the World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe (WHO/EURO) contains information on the protocol and guidelines for the Countrywide Integrated Non-communicable Diseases Intervention (CINDI) Programme.(24/Aug/1997)
In English       WORDL(404.48k)   PDF(249.48k)